Zero-carbon Passivhaus is timber frame

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Joe Martoccia, director of the UK Timber Frame Association, explains why timber frame is the preferred system for achieving the onerous Passivhaus standard for low-energy housing.

Timber frame is now regarded as the most efficient way of building truly sustainable, energy efficient homes and, while the traditional build sector plays catch up, timber frame continues to push the boundaries of every aspect of housing innovation and sets the standard by which zero carbon homes will be achieved by 2016.

Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2011

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